Who Is Civil Air Patrol?. Presented by: Presenter’s name Presenter’s Squadron. History. Missions for America for over 65 years. 1941: CAP Established Dec 1 st 1943: Transferred to War Department 1946: Incorporated (PL 476) 1948: Auxiliary of the United States
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Who Is Civil Air Patrol?
Missions for America for over 65 years
1941: CAP Established Dec 1st
1943: Transferred to War Department
1946: Incorporated (PL 476)
1948: Auxiliary of the United States
Air Force (PL 557)
CAP is a federally chartered nonprofit corporation.
CAP is also the official Auxiliary of the Air Force.
First National Board Chairman: Gen “Tooey” Spaatz
To Serve America
… by performing Homeland Security and humanitarian missions for our communities, states, and nation,
… by developing our country’s youth, and educating our citizens on the importance of air and space power.
CAP School Program
Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command
CAP National Headquarters
National CommanderNEC / National Board
(Maxwell AFB, Ala.)
= One Unit
3 - Japan
2 - Germany
FY 06 Budget
4,500 Fixed Land Radios
Total Flying Hours FY 05
Accident Rate Saves
FY 04 5.23 64
FY 05 2.84 73
Centralized coordination center, not centralized tasking
C2 – Coordinate and Communicate
Obtain USAF approval
AF Assigned & CAP Corporate Missions
Coordinate additional resources from other wings
Consolidate and up-channel mission reports
National Operations Center
Satellite Digital Imaging System
Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon
Visual Warning System Test
151 hours flown in FY 05 in 1st AF’s National Capital Region for a cost of less than $9,200!
CAP was first nonmilitary flight allowed following the attack!
- New Madrid Fault Exercise
Restricted or sensitive areas
7 National Flight Academies
15 Aerospace Career Courses
16 Leadership Activities
National Cadet Competition
Cadet Orientation Flights
Region & Wing Summer Encampments
Careers---USAF Familiarization Courses
Careers--- Civil Sector
(With Cessna at Assembly Plant)
(With Auburn and Wright State Universities)
Civic Leadership Academy
OAS Cadet Delegates
International Air Cadet Exchange-- Annually
Cadet Training Pays Off!
Capt Nicole Malachowski, USAF
Capt Kim Campbell, USAF
Department of State
Aerospace Education Foundation
Aerospace Industries Association
Wright State University
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Order of Daedalians
Soaring Society of America
Congressional Award Foundation
Sally Ride Science Festivals
Chaplain Force Multiplier
A Partnership in Ministries
2006 Summit Award winner
Find a squadron close to you! Go to www.cap.gov/joinor talk to your presenter today!
Visit the meetings. You may visit more than one squadron. When you find the right squadron for you, request an application and a fingerprint card.
Mail completed application, fingerprint card and check for dues to National Headquarters.
Complete applications processed within 24 hours of receipt!
How Can I Join?
Will my child be obligated to join the military? No, CAP is the civilian auxiliary of the USAF and supports the Air Force through non-combat missions. No one in CAP is ever deployed or obligated to join the military.
Will I have to wear a uniform? Cadets must wear the blue Air Force style uniform. Officers may choose to wear any of the CAP authorized uniforms. There is no obligation to wear a uniform unless the member flies in a CAP aircraft or participates in a mission.
What is the time commitment? You do get out of CAP what you put into it. Most squadrons meet once a week; however, there are activities, training exercises and missions that enhance your experience with CAP. The more involved you are, the more you will enjoy your CAP membership!
Work with cadets
Manage squadron finances (Finance Officer)
Ensure squadron meets all requirements (Admin Officer)
Observer, Scanner or Ground Team Leader
How Can YOU Help?
Capt Chuck Tetlow
2nd/ 4th Thursday Nights
Brooks City Base
Bexar Squadron Senior Squadron
Civil Air Patrol
… performing missions for America!